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Business of Baby: What Doctors Dont Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line Jennifer Margulis

Business of Baby: What Doctors Dont Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line

Jennifer Margulis

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ISBN : 9781927401491
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Why, despite our state-of-the-art medical technology, does the United States have among the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the industrialized world? Why do pregnant women who are planning to breastfeed receive “free” samples of infantMoreWhy, despite our state-of-the-art medical technology, does the United States have among the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the industrialized world? Why do pregnant women who are planning to breastfeed receive “free” samples of infant formula from American obstetricians? Why are American newborns given a vaccine at birth against hepatitis B, a sexually transmitted disease? The Business of Baby, an eye-opening work of investigative journalism, exposes how our current cultural practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a baby’s life are not based on the best evidence or the most modern science, revealing how American moms and their babies are being undermined by corporate interests. An illuminating combination of meticulous research and in-depth interviews with parents, doctors, midwives, nurses, health care administrators, and scientists, Margulis’s impassioned and eloquent critique is shocking, groundbreaking, and revelatory. The Business of Baby arms parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of their infants.About the Author: Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning journalist and a Schuster Institute Fellow at Brandeis University. She has worked in international development on a child survival campaign, and in interational human rights advocacy. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post,Smithsonian Magazine, Ms. magazine, More, Parents, Fit Pregnancy, Parenting, and The Walt Disney Internet Group.About the Narrator: Rebecca Jenkins is a is one of those rare multi-talented people who makes it all look effortless. As a Genie award-winning actor, Jenkins has had leading roles in numerous feature films and television shows throughout Canada and the U.S., performing alongside such stars as Kevin Spacey, Treat Williams, and Tim Robbins. As a singer, Rebecca has toured and recorded with Jane Siberry and The Parachute Club, recorded a jazz album, and garnered a Genie nomination for an original song Somethings Coming, featured in the film Wilby Wonderful in which she also had a lead role. As a voice artist Rebeccas distinctive voice can be heard as narrator of several documentary films, most recently the award winning Bone Wind Fire, and in numerous advertising campaigns.